（10）川と海のくらし Living in the river and the sea
Living in the river and the sea
The Teshio River was driving force for establishing many people, goods, and culture in the land of Teshio. Timber was assembled into raft and carried by utilizing flow of the Teshio River from mountain, and then transported to the mainland and Otaru by loading ships waiting off the coast of Teshio Port. From Otaru, many daily necessities were carried to Teshio Port through sea route and sent to various places inland through the Teshio River. Fishing industry for herring and salmon that approached shore was also thriving. Teshio prospered as the most advanced city after Otaru, supported by the prosperity of timber and fisheries until around 1935 land transportation were developed and railways were opened.